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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission is to propose making cars, trucks, buses and vans pay higher road toll charges the more CO2 they emit as it seeks to cut road transport's carbon footprint, two EU officials said.
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2017-04-21 08:10:07
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists proposed on Thursday a legislative and economic framework to halve the world's carbon dioxide emissions every decade from 2020 and combat climate change, by issuing hefty penalties on carbon emitters.
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2017-03-23 13:03:29
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
A plan to halve carbon emissions every decade, while green energy continues to double every five years, provides a simple but rigorous roadmap to tackle climate change, scientists sayA new “carbon law”, modelled on Moore’s law in computing, has been proposed as a roadmap for beating climate change
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2017-03-23 13:00:10
Thursday, March 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday proposed a 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget, as the White House seeks to eliminate climate change programs and trim initiatives to protect air and water quality.
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2017-03-16 20:02:51
Thursday, March 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday proposed a 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget, as the White House seeks to eliminate climate change programs and trim initiatives to protect air and water quality.
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2017-03-16 12:40:55
Thursday, March 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
PM says plan would turn Snowy Hydro into energy storage system but Labor says proposal leaves unanswered questionsMalcolm Turnbull has used his expansion plans for the Snowy Hydro to try to outdo South Australia on battery storage, saying it would provide 20 times the capacity of the battery system proposed by the premier, Jay Weatherill
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2017-03-16 01:22:45
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration is proposing a 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget, eliminating its climate change programs and trimming back core initiatives aimed at protecting air and water quality, according to budget documents released on Thursday
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2017-03-15 23:27:40
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Proposal comes days after South Australia’s dramatic intervention in energy market and would boost the scheme’s generating capacity by up to 50%The prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, is set to announce an expansion of the Snowy Mountains hydro-electric scheme that he says could boost electricity output by up to 50%
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2017-03-15 15:00:21
Saturday, March 11th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Tesla boss says he is ‘impressed’ after speaking to South Australian premier Jay Weatherill about planLabor says there is still a way to go before Tesla boss Elon Musk’s “exciting” proposal to fix South Australia’s energy crisis can become reality.The entrepreneur has pledged to install the batteries needed to prevent ongoing blackouts in the state and have the situation fixed within 100 days or “it is free”
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2017-03-11 19:35:20
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
Opposition leader to dig in behind ETS and goal of sourcing 50% of electricity from renewables by 2030The Labor leader, Bill Shorten, will dig in behind his party’s goal of sourcing 50% of Australia’s electricity from renewables by 2030 and the party’s proposed emissions trading scheme, arguing they are vehicles to drive new investment in clean energy
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2017-02-22 13:11:09
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's proposed plan to tax greenhouse gas emissions would probably hit oil refiners hard, ramping up costs in an industry that has been central to the city-state's rapid development over the last half-century.
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2017-02-21 04:21:40
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Federal funding for Adani project amounts to $683,060 a job, compared with $32,191 a worker in Queensland’s clean energy sector, 350.org says Clean energy projects in Queensland are already on track to create more employment than Australia’s largest proposed coalmine, which if funded federally would cost taxpayers 21 times more per job, according to new study
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2017-02-08 00:19:05
Thursday, January 26th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A majority of EU countries on Thursday opposed a European Commission proposal to extend anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar panels for two years, according to EU diplomats.
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2017-01-26 10:27:54
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Thursday, January 19th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Building large-scale solar farms in northern Victoria part of plan to reduce state’s net carbon emissions to zero by 2050Melbourne’s tram network will become entirely solar-powered under a proposal by the Andrews government to build large-scale solar farms in northern Victoria.The proposal, announced on Thursday, is part of a plan to reduce Victoria’s net carbon emissions to zero by 2050
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2017-01-19 00:47:40
Thursday, January 12th, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week proposed to develop up to 2,400 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind power by 2030 capable of powering 1.25 million homes as the state seeks to lead the nation in renewable energy production.
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2017-01-12 14:07:32